Why do we look and act like our parents and yet have noticeable differences? Explore Wyoming's biological diversity through heredity.
How are young plants and animals like, but not exactly like their parents?
At the end of the of this unit, students will be able to:
At the end of this unit, you will be able to assess students through:
Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents.
LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
Young animals are very much, but not exactly like, their parents. Plants also are very much, but not exactly like, their parents. (1-LS3-1)
LS3.B: Variation of Traits
Individuals of the same kind of plant or animal are recognizable as a similar but can also vary in many ways. (1-LS3-1)
SC4.1.1: Characteristics of Organisms
Students describe observable characteristics of living things, including structures that serve specific functions and everyday behaviors.
SC4.1.2: Life Cycles of Organisms
Students sequence life cycles of living things, and recognize that plants and animals resemble their parents.
Lesson Plan by Ted Wambeke
Graphics by Jamie Legerski